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Windows Forums member and owner of Real Security, geohac, has updated his comprehensive guide to help users remove malware from their PC. In the guide, geohac covers steps you should take to prepare for removal such as disabling proxy servers (to give you a better chance at getting online and getting to the sites you need for virus removal software.) The guide then goes on to show you how to boot into safe mode to fight a virus (something we recommend ourselves) and then shows you which tools you should use to remove a virus (downloading these tools on a non-infected PC is the safest bet and making sure, if you have to use a USB drive to transfer the files, that you don’t put the same, now potentially infected, thumb drive back in the clean PC.)

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Computers Then and Now: Storage Space

Posted by Thomas On June - 1 - 20116 COMMENTS

Have you ever thought about how fast things in the world of technique are developing ? It’s not that long a go that cell phones had a shoulder strap, and TV’s was as thick as it was wide. I remember when the first “flat screens” came on the market. A “Flat Screen” back then ment that the tube had a flat front, no distorting curves. And let’s not forget about storage space. My first hard drive was a staggering 40MB!! And then a while later I got one with 80MB capacity. I thought, MAN, I’m never gonna be able to fill that… yeah right

A while back I was wandering down the memory lane, talking about RAM (Read it here). This time I thought I’d talk about storage space.

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Every now and then you need to resize a photo for different reasons. Being an eager hobby photographer I like to be able to print some of my photos. Sometimes I want to make smaller prints and sometimes I want to make large ones. Storing different copies of my images would not be a space saver, so instead I use a different method: Scaling using DPI.

[disclaimer] This guide is written using Photoshop, but there are several other programs available with the same capabilities as described here (like Paint.net). This guide will not focus on how to create photos for use on the web where pictures need to be downsized and data removed.

To be able to resize a photo (making it larger or smaller) without removing data you need to know what a digital photo is and you will also need to know what DPI is and how it works.  So let’s start with that.

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The other day I was asked by my boss to convert our product sheets to editable word documents for translation purposes. Now I am somewhat reluctant to let other people mess with my design. Especially if they have no idea about design or layout in general. My biggest concern is that they are going to somehow mess up the design or product photos (which is quite easy to do in Word). In situations like these I normally ask for the translated text in a word document and paste it in myself, making sure everything looks as it should. This time however I remembered an old trick, the Page header.

The page Header (or Footer) allows you to place layout items in a locked layer behind your word document, not just for header (or footer) text, page numbering, company name etc. but also background images, text blocks and so on.

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List of Native 64-bit Applications

Posted by Rich On April - 26 - 2011Comments Off on List of Native 64-bit Applications

Yesterday, we showed you how to tell whether you’re using 32 or 64 bit Windows and in the past we’ve shown you why you should use 64-bit Windows. Today we share a list, shown to us by Windows Forums member Jeet.

What does “Native” Mean?

Native is a term often used in the compting world to describe true compatibility. When something is native (in this case, a software program), it means it’s built to work completely in an environment (your PC) without compatibility patching. 32-bit programs will work in a 64-bit environment but to be truly “native” they need to be built for 64-bit addressing and communication with hardware without compatibility fixes.

In other words, 64-bit applications are designed to work in a 64-bit environment and, as a result of this, often perform better. To explore the merits of 64-bit, read this guide.

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What’s Going on in Windows Forums?

Posted by Stu On February - 27 - 2011ADD COMMENTS

Windows Forums is a community for users—from beginners to experts—who learn and share knowledge about Windows and PC’s.

You can get great help and advice from our resident team of super-geeks, browse our community art and tools sections, or let it all out in the Shoutbox.  It’s entirely up to you.

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Here’re some interesting topics you may want to check out.  Feel free to jump in on the discussion!

 

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